Shouldn't they have to redo all of the cases that were during that time? I also have where my ex stood up in court and plead guilty for abusing me and stood up in court and said that everyone that called I me lied. He through him self under the bus and explains everything in the letters. Than... Read more »
My boyfriend and i have been together for almost 3 yrs and he wants to adopt my son but the biological dad hadnt been around only met him once and has been in prison since 2012 how can we get his right terminated so he can adopt him?
Once the adoption process begins the court or your attorney will handle the termination of parental rights as is required by law. However, the adoption cannot be accomplished, or the process begun, unless the two of you marry. Then the courts generally want the parties' to be at least 1 year....Read more »
My fiance and I have been together and living together for 9 years. My daughter just turned 18 and lost her health insurance and we are trying to be able to get her on his insurance. Her birth father is not on birth certificate, never established paternity and hasn't seen her maybe 4 times her... Read more »
My aunt is raising and taking care of her other child but is not in the health to raise another. We want to keep the baby in the family but we don't want to wait for my cousin to mess up and land back in jail before I get the baby. Is there a way with her drug use and prior convictions that... Read more »
He is not on the birth certificate and has never paid support. She doesn't even know him. Now he demands I give her to him or he will go to court. What are my options? Can she be legally adopted by the male figure in her life?
If your child lives in Michigan with you, then in general Michigan would have jurisdiction to hear a step-parent adoption. The more complex question is whether or not her biological father has rights allow him to prohibit the step-parent adoption. If a court has found him to be the father through...Read more »
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